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E. V. Spencer


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1894 Republican AD-06 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Ephraim VanBuren Spencer
Born: January 28, 1836 in Oneida County, New York
Married: Philenda Montgomery
Children: Iva, Gladys, and Ephraim M.
Died: 1904

1895: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly

  • During the First Battle of Pyramid Lake (the beginning of the Paiute War in Nevada), the residents of Honey Lake offered $150 to anyone who would warn the 80 men prospecting near Black Rock and Susanville. When nobody accepted the offer, Spencer (whose brother Luther was one of the prospectors) rode his horse for 36 hours without stopping to spread the warning and evacuate the camps.

Source: Ephriam Van Buren Spencer (1836-1904) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree
Source: Ephriam Van Buren Spencer 1836-1904 - Ancestry®